PIRATA is a program designed to study ocean-atmosphere interactions in the tropical Atlantic that affect regional climate variability on seasonal, inter-annual and longer time scales. The array was originally developed in the mid-1990s and has undergone expansions and enhancements since 2005 to improve its utility for describing, understanding, and predicting societal relevant climate fluctuations. This gallery is a pictorial overview of Brazil's first "home-grown" (made in Brazil) climate monitoring buoy system deployment in the Atlantic, April, 2013. Please see video gallery for deployment video on board R/V Alpha Crusis (IOUSP). Click on any thumbnail to browse the gallery. You can use the left and right arrow buttons on your keypad to move forward and backwards through the galleries. Click on any of the expanded images, or hit the escape key to be taken back to this page.